Hello! What to tell you about me? Well, I’m pretty new to this blogging malarkey, still figuring out how it all works but it’s been something I’ve thought about on and off for a while so thought I would give it a go!

From the Scottish countryside but currently living in Chorlton, Manchester with my beardy other half and twoย mischievousย kittens, we bought our lovely Victorian terrace around a year ago and are slowly and lovingly doing it up… It’s handy that I live with a slight DIY obsessive! This currently forms a rather large part of my life!

I love food; cooking it, reading about it and most of all eating it! Food is definitely always best shared and enjoyed with others. Some of my favourite childhood memories are helping my mum in the kitchen and digging up veggies from the garden. We would make jam tarts, fairy cakes and peppermint creams. Spinach soup with leaves fresh from the garden, massive family lasagnes and apple and bramble crumbles.

I am a massive tea drinker, a history geek, a lover of travel, culture and exploring. I love sunshine and being outdoors. I have always day dreamt about living on a farm. This is the furthest I’ve ever lived from the sea and I miss it. I love listening to rain on a tent roof. Watching thunder storms in the middle of the night is even better.Hot chocolate in winter, cold beer in the bath. I cannot leave the house without my carmex lip balm. I love museums, the quirkier the better. I really love old photographs. I am rarely happier than when curled up with a bucket of tea and a good book, preferably somewhere outside. I love watching the bees on my plants. I could stare at the flickering flames of a fire for hours. I love fields of lavender and sunflowers. I collect rings where ever I go. I have a lot. None of them expensive. All of them are unique. I wear them all the time. I am terrible at making decisions. I like riding my bike through country lanes. I want to be employed as a journalist to cover Le Tour de France. ย A perfect Sunday involves tea and toast in bed with the papers, followed by coffee, cake and a crossword in the afternoon. I love my Victorian fireplaces and our homemade picture frames from old bits of picture rail and floor boards. I like using my mantelpieces as bookshelves. I cannot stop buying cardigans. I fantasise about winning the lottery, moving to a big old farmhouse with faded cornflour blue shutters in France and writing my best selling novel. I’m hungry again now. Time for some toast and marmite. (Yes, marmite is fabulous!)

I’ll stop rabbiting on now. Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

14 Comments on “About”

  1. Grace says:

    You might want to consider travelling to Prague or Manila. We have a lot of gustatory delights that may entice your senses.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes!

    • Hey, thanks for stopping by! I’ve actually been to Prague twice, it’s a beautiful city! Contrary to a lot of people’s perceptions, I’ve had some amazing meals in central/eastern Europe, Poland in particular!

  2. How am I not following you? I just realised, big mistake. Just put that right – love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh this all sounded so delightful ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Our Adventure in Croatia says:

    thumbs up to all, except the Marmite… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Ooooh, nice blog. Must come back for the food! And I love your profile pic with the fish bones–I feel some gustatory connection with this picture ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks! And thank you for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I must say I was rather pleased to get such a perfectly whole fish skeleton! That was eating fresh fish on the banks of the river in Istanbul earlier this summer…

  6. I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s okay whether you like to join in or not, I just wanted to let you know I really like your blog! Visit my blog for more details

  7. ciao! luvFAB blog.

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